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Matthew Bozeat

Alan Higgins in action on April 25th

He’s beaten John Ryder and Frank Buglioni and now the best British middleweight prospect you’ve never seen says he’s ready to make 2014 his year.

Away from the cameras, Alan Higgins has won all seven fights, aims to make it eight straight wins in Bethnal Green next month and says his motivations include amateur wins over Ryder and Buglioni.
“Those results drive me on,” said the 25 year-old from Kentish Town. Continue reading

Elliott Matthews predicts another war

Elliott Matthews predicts another war when he defends his Southern Area middleweight title in front of the TV cameras on Friday night.

‘Boxing News’ rated his title-winning effort against Gary Boulden as one of the best fights they saw in 2013 – and fight fans across Europe will watch his defence against Diego Burton at the Camden Centre. Continue reading

Hellraiser Promotions’ show this week features a fighter who hits like Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin is near the top of any list of pound-for-pound power punches – and coach John Tandy reckons Arthur Hermann has the same lights-out power in his fists.

Tandy knows all about Golovkin having watched him bash up his boxers in America – and will be in Hermann’s corner he aims to extend his own knock-out streak at the Camden Centre on Friday night.

The German middleweight has a perfect 9-0 record – and has knocked out his last eight opponents. Continue reading

JJ McDonagh is back in front of the TV cameras this month

Irish super-middleweight champion JJ McDonagh is back in front of the TV cameras this month. McDonagh came to prominence with his run to the final of the ‘Prizefighter’ on Sky Sports in May, 2012 – and since then, he’s boxed only once.

But the 28 year-old from Mullingar can get his career moving again with victory at the Camden Centre on Friday, February 21. Continue reading

Robert Waterman praises Michael Maguire

Michael Maguire has been backed to end more than 20 years of hurt for Peterborough fighters.

Not since Gary DeRoux lost the British featherweight title in 1991 have city fight fans seen one of their own win a major championship.

Manager Robert Waterman reckons Maguire can end the wait after watching the 24 year-old from Eastfield race to a two-round stoppage of Krzysztof Rogowski at Bushfield Leisure Centre. Continue reading

George Groves picked up an award at Mayfair Sporting Club’s latest show

Groves was guest of honour at the Millennium Hotel for a dinner show – and was presented with the Mayfair Sporting Club Boxer of the Year award.

He was handed the award by Mayfair Sporting Club head Mickey Helliet and said: “We wanted to recognise George’s performance against Carl Froch last November.

“For me and many other members of the club, the fight evoked memories of the classic battles in the 1990s between Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank, Michael Watson and Steve Collins.

“It was a gripping fight and George confirmed what many of us already knew; that he is a world-class fighter and Britain’s next superstar. Continue reading

As Sylvester Stallone gets back in the ring, Michael Mooney says: “I’m the new Rocky.”

Oscar-winners Stallone and Robert DeNiro star as creaky ring veterans in new film ‘The Grudge’ – and Mooney says he’s keeping the spirit of Hollywood’s best-loved boxer alive.

“I grew up watching the ‘Rocky’ films,” said the 28 year-old light-welterweight, “and for me, that’s what boxing is all about. Continue reading

Nathan Reeve vs. Louis Norman on Sunday

Nathan Reeve is ready to give everything to capture the vacant English flyweight title in Wolverhampton on Sunday. His back-and-forth battle with Terry Broadbent last year was one of the best small-hall scraps of 2012 – and he is also remembered by fight fans for a gutsy showing in ‘Prizefighter.’

Reeve looks set to thrill fight fans again at the Civic Hall.

Louis ‘2 Sweet’ Norman is a cocksure teenager with an unbeaten five-fight record – and Reeve says he can’t wait to punch him in the face! Continue reading